Anyone know a Patrick Carden or Eliza Scott from Sligo Ireland born between 1841 and 1845?

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Does anyone know a Patrick Carden or Eliza Scott from Sligo Ireland born between 1841 and 1845? They settled in Carbondale, Pennsylvania at around 1868 or before?  

It's possible that Patrick came as a child, returned as an adult to Ireland where he married, and had two children and then returned to Pennsylvania.
in Genealogy Help by Sacsap P G2G Crew (420 points)

This is not quite off topic, nor on it, but I became "suspicious" of all the Irish from Sligo, Ireland ...  "Sligo is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. " 

"Sligo is a historic, cultural, commercial, industrial, retail and service centre of regional importance in the West of Ireland, ..."

laugh I have in times past run into a situation where a number of people were from a city in a nation and after some digging around I discovered they had not been born there nor lived there, merely that they had assembled in and then migrated from there ... they'd paid a fee to someone, too

I have been since this discovery a tad suspicious of anyone coming from a major seaport to USA 

I have (2) Patrick Cardens in my tree.  One born 1894 in Alabama, son of William Carden and Rebecca Chadwick.

The other born 1880, also in Alabama, son of Henry Carden and Sarah Bush.

My maternal line is Johnston/Carden.

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As you've probably seen, the 1880 census has their two eldest children born in Ireland:

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), Patrick Carden, Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 25B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,137

Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths started in Ireland in 1864 so James should be listed and I was able to locate his birth record:

"Births registered in the district of Easky in the union of Dromore West in the county of Sligo".

"19th January 1864, Calhagh, James, Male, Patt Carden of Calhagh, Eliza Carden formerly Scott, Farmer, The mark of Molly Scott present at birth, Ballycummin, 28 January 1864, and the Registrar's signature"

You can find Easky and Ballycummin just three or four miles from Dromore West but I'm not clear about "Calhagh".

by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
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Great job!  Thank you.
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Problem Ireland,they destroyed all paper records,Catholic Church records survived,You would also need what parish he lived in,exact date birth also would be helpfull
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